Micrometers to Meters Conversion

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1 µm = 1.0E-6 m

How to Convert Micrometers to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

To convert a micrometer measurement to a meter measurement, divide the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters = micrometers ÷ 1,000,000

The length in meters is equal to the micrometers divided by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 micrometers to meters using the formula above.
5,000,000 µm = (5,000,000 ÷ 1,000,000) = 5 m

Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval with duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according the most recent 2019 definition.[1] One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Micrometer to Meter Conversion Table

Micrometer measurements converted to meters
Micrometers Meters
1 µm 0.000001 m
2 µm 0.000002 m
3 µm 0.000003 m
4 µm 0.000004 m
5 µm 0.000005 m
6 µm 0.000006 m
7 µm 0.000007 m
8 µm 0.000008 m
9 µm 0.000009 m
10 µm 0.00001 m
100 µm 0.0001 m
1,000 µm 0.001 m
10,000 µm 0.01 m
100,000 µm 0.1 m
1,000,000 µm 1 m

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf